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I signed up again for another 5% off weight challenge starting Sept 20th. This time I am a Spirited Underdog. New team, hoping it will give me the ump I need to lose the pounds I need to be back at maintenance!!! Since I'm new to the Dawgs team, I am a puppy!!! I like that!!!

My husband thinks I am the Most Positive Person he has ever seen. I do try to think positive and keep negativity out of my life. Even if it means no news channels haha.

I now live in ...
I signed up again for another 5% off weight challenge starting Sept 20th. This time I am a Spirited Underdog. New team, hoping it will give me the ump I need to lose the pounds I need to be back at maintenance!!! Since I'm new to the Dawgs team, I am a puppy!!! I like that!!!

My husband thinks I am the Most Positive Person he has ever seen. I do try to think positive and keep negativity out of my life. Even if it means no news channels haha.

I now live in Washington State. I have struggled with weight my whole life. More than once I've had to lose 30 pounds. It just kinda creeps up on ya uh?
I'm thinking that getting use to being focused on what I eat each day, will make it different this time.

My family includes my husband, my 93 year old mother that lives with us, 2 Moluccan cockatoos (more trouble than my children were) and a golden retriever. My youngest daughter suffers with seizures now, and has moved in with her English Bull Mastiff.

I have 3 daughters, the other 2 live in the Seattle WA. area and Silverdale. I have 4 grandchildren, the youngest just born June 8, 2012. My biggest wish was to live closer to my children and grandchildren. (I now live in the NW, about 2 hrs from all my girls and grandkids!) My wish came true, but it was hard won. Oct 18,2013 we had a house fire in our home in Lake Havasu, AZ. It took nine months of misery, rental moves, and insurance adjustments but we moved into OUR home in Port Angeles, WA 7-18-2014.

Here's to us ALL "positively" losing and keeping our weight off!!
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Member Since: 7/31/2011

SparkPoints: 103,079

Fitness Minutes: 92,777

My Goals:
To maintain 130 lbs.
To Eat Healthy.

My Program:
Tracking my food daily
drinking the water
Wearing the Fitbit EVERY day and getting a minimum of 12000 steps daily


Personal Information:
I am 65 years old
I live in Port Angeles, WA
Have lived in Fl, AZ, Id, and Ca.


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Our pets are 2 Moluccan cockatoos and a Golden Retriever. The birds keep me the most busy.
We have my 93 year Mother living with us for 12 yrs now.


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RAYLINSTEPHENS
10/23/2014 6:03:56 PM

Yes, I have - it's almost epidemic proportions obesity to medical field.

Once upon a time that wasn't allowed - I don't know that we're better off now than when there were stricter guidelines.

I will pray for your daughter and also you & your mom! I have to take old-timey meds myself. The new ones not only don't work on me, but I get some pretty stiff reactions too.

Be careful - come home safe!

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10/23/2014 4:22:51 PM

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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/22/2014 10:24:14 PM

HI Debby,,,, Yes hon, life is a BALL !! WOOHOOO !!! For many yrs I had hit very low,, and did NOT feel this way. I had even tried suicide many times,,, ending up in the ICU ,,,, once with my heart had stopped. I had also been drinking heavily,, abusing prescr meds. FINALLY I HIT bottom,,,, had been "PUT" into detox twice,, thought it was a JOKE,, as must of us did, but than they put me into another place,,, i was NOT happy,,,, a mental place. An Elder told me if I did NOT Stop drinking,,, i would "HAVE" to be removed from the congregation (Drunkers are not allowed,,, its not keeping the body clean,, you CAN Drink in MODERATION, but NOT a fall down drunk),,,, that part UPSET me,,, a "little" , but than I saw Andrew,,,,,who was one of the elders,,,, he had a tear in his eye. THAT HIT ME !! If I were hurting this dear man,, who I had grown up with ,,,, is hurting out of concern,, what AM I DOING to Jehovah???? And to ALL those (MANY) who LOVE me,,, I NEEDED to STOP ! I went directly to rehab for 30 days. It WORKED cos I WANTED IT !!!

In rehab it was FIRST Time,,,,someone TOOK my Physical Pain SERIOUslY,, started to help me,, with NON meds ways,,,, which is I do yoga now,,, used to do destressing, no need now,,, used to do anxiety, do not need to now. Also found a new pyche who listened and changed around my meds,,,, and I at ONCE in 3 days started to feel ALL Better,,, NOW SOBER for months,,,,, new med,, which WORKED,,,,, in 3 weeks,, I felt back to my old happy self !!!

So now hon, you know some of my back ground,,, I DID hit the bottom,,, I APPRECIATE ALL i have today ! LIFE is again FUN, though the pain is now at it's worse,,, and have manys days,, I cant hardly breathe ! But, I am still SMILING,, I DID NOT DIE,, and COULD of. I was also critical upon birth,,,,I learned to fight to live,,, that remains to this day,, and why you all see me work so hard to do the exercises,,,, I am NOT going to accept this.

TY hon,, didn't mean to be sooo long !



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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/20/2014 6:51:40 PM

LOL U cracked me up,, but, in all honesty I APPRECIATE ur honesty about last night. :) We should all do our best when reporting anything. To not do so,, is only cheating ourselves.



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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/19/2014 11:49:27 PM

Aww Debby,, you know at ONE time,, many yrs ago,,, I thought "WOE IS ME" but, thankfully I went into therapy,, worked it all through,, and got BACK my LOVELY LIFE ! Which of course had never left,, only I was not appreciating ALL i've been given. Life is sooo precious.

A BFF of mine,, is now having major breathing problems,,, she has been committing "passive suicide" for many yrs,, at least 8,, by simply eating herself to death. Now that its starting to affect her,,,, she's all scared. Today I flat out told her,, "If you wish K,,, you can change this course,, we can start to swim, you should be without me,, its been almost 5 months of my cast being on,, wish you had NOT STOPPED, you were doing so well" !! Well she LOVES FOOD, to the MAX !!! She told me when her D (My adopted GD for this reason) wanted to die,,,S was 11,, I told her "I am her GM ! NOT HER MOM ! Every child ALWAYS needs their Mom" She looked at me,, squarely in the eyes "You can raise her,, you do much better than I do". SO now my GD is 19,,,, and her plan is being carried out. I hate this, but it will NOT affect my life,, other than to KNOW I WILL NOT FOLLOW HER !!

I ADORE Life,,,, no matter what happens physically, as long as ur alive,, it IS a gift to enjoy.





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